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The Anodyne Scanner: The Future of Custom Orthotics

Posted by Billy Kanter on May 12, 2016 9:00:00 AM
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scanner_app_-_crop.jpgHistorically, custom orthotics/inserts were made by taking a slipper cast or foam impression of a patient’s foot. Plaster would then be poured into the cast or foam to create a hard mold of the patient’s foot. The custom insert would be made by heating up a material and vacuum sealing it over the plaster cast; thus, matching the shape and contours of the foot. This way of making custom inserts/orthotics is old-school, inefficient, and out-dated. Nonetheless, there are many people and companies that still swear by this method.

As the industry leader in what can be an antiquated industry, we’ve not only raised the bar in terms of the status quo for diabetic shoes, but we’re raising the bar for custom inserts, as well. We’ve made major strides in terms of improving both the product itself, in addition to the process behind it.

Where most orthotic labs are taking 7-30 days to manufacture inserts for a patient, at Anodyne, we take 1-2 days. This process all starts on the front end with our 3D iPad Scanning app.

Working with a team of industry experts, we’ve developed an ultraportable, easy-to-use, and affordable 3D scanner. The scanner itself is based off of an iPad and a 3D camera. Once you have the iPad and Camera, we provide you with the Anodyne App. The app is provided to our suppliers 100% free of charge. Unlike most scanners, there are no set-up fees, click charges, send fees, etc. We’re not in the business of fees…

Some people may question the accuracy of the scans as opposed to an impression foam or cast, but with accuracy within +/- .5 mm, there is no longer a need for impression foam boxes or plaster casts. Orders can be sent and received within minutes, eliminating shipping charges and reducing lead times of sending foams and casts back and forth.

The ease of use and time saved is incomparable. If you don’t believe me, check out the video below and see for yourself.

If you have any other questions about the scanner feel free to call our Customer Service team anytime, 1-844-637-4637, and we will be happy to help you out!

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Topics: Diabetes Awareness, Diabetic Health, Foot Care, Diabetic Footwear